Tuesday, March 20, 2012


ALBIE'S NOTE:  Today I begin a series of blogs featuring memorable quotes from sermons I have heard, either in person or [perhaps more often] on tape. I begin this series with a favorite oddball quote taken from a sermon called "Wisdom From The King" by someone named Levert Noble.  I have no actual idea who Mr. Noble is or was [the tape was given to me in a bag full of cassette sermons several years back] but judging from internal evidence I assume he was a traveling Baptist preacher who preached this sermon at a church in Idaho some time in the late 1990s. 

I like the following quote for it's highly unusual interpretation of a certain O.T. Proverb.  Here is a transcription:

"For example, you men.  Has a contentious wife ever asked you to sleep on the couch 'cuz she's mad at you?  Come on, be honest. [laughter]

"You know what I think you oughtta do? I think you oughtta just take a blanket and go camp out on that couch!  I mean the Bible says right here 'It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.' [quoting Proverbs 21:9]  Listen, if the corner of the housetop is too uncomfortable, I figure that couch is a good substitute! [laughter]

"Hey, I say make the best of it!  Tell her you love her-- 'cuz you want not to have the sun go down on your wrath-- Amen?-- and just go sleep like a baby on that couch.  I mean guys don't mind that, anyway.  It's like camping indoors! [laughter]  Just sleep it out and face the new day when you get up."

Interesting exegesis, eh? :)



David C Brown said...

Maybe that's turning the other cheek!

Albie The Good said...

DAVID: I reckon it is, indeed, brother. I actually like the advice quite a bit.

Thanks for stoppin' by and commenting, friend :)